Medically reviewed on September 6, 2018.
Applies to the following strengths: 68 mg
Usual Adult Dose for:
Additional dosage information:
Usual Adult Dose for Contraception
One 68 mg implant subdermally just under the skin at the inner side of the non-dominant upper arm
-Remove no later than the end of the third year
-Implant may be replaced by a new implant at the time of removal.
-If no preceding hormonal contraceptive in the last month: insert between days 1 and 5 of the menstrual cycle, even if still bleeding.
-Switching from combined hormonal contraceptive: insert the day after the last active tablet of the oral contraceptive, or the day of removal of the vaginal ring or patch.
-Switching from progestin-only injectable contraceptive: implant the day the next injection is due.
-Switching from progestin-only minipill: switch any day of the month, within 24 hours after the last tablet.
-Switching from progestin-only implant or intrauterine device: insert the same day the previous contraception is removed.
-Following first trimester abortion or miscarriage: insert within 5 days of abortion/miscarriage.
-Following second trimester abortion or miscarriage: insert between 21 and 28 days of abortion/miscarriage.
-Postpartum, not breastfeeding: insert between 21 and 28 days postpartum.
-Postpartum, breastfeeding: insert after the fourth week postpartum, advise use of a barrier contraceptive method until 7 days after implantation.
-If inserted as recommended above, back up contraception is not necessary. If deviating from the above recommendations, a barrier contraceptive is recommended until 7 days after insertion.
Renal Dose Adjustments
Data not available
Liver Dose Adjustments
Data not available
-An implant should always be removed before inserting a new one.
-The manufacturer product information should be consulted.
-Advise patients that this product does not protect against HIV infection or other sexually transmitted diseases.
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